How long can you expect your dentures to last? If you avoid damaging them and take proper care of them, they should serve you well for about five to eight years. But it is important to keep in mind that no matter how careful you may be, your dentures are still subject to wear and tear and that the shape of your mouth, jaws and gums will change over time. This changes the way your teeth come together which will affect the fit of your dentures and the way they contact each other or your remaining teeth. Eventually you will need to see the dentists at Brighton Periodontal & Implant Dental Group for denture replacement in Woodland Hills, California.
Getting new dentures will involve the same process as getting your first set. The dentist will need to see you to examine your mouth and your current dentures, as well as take X-rays to design and fit your new appliance to your smile. Since you will be used to the way your old dentures fit, your new appliances may seem bulky or larger than your previous ones. You may need a week to adjust to the fit of your new dentures and to get used to chewing your food or pronouncing certain words differently.
If the time has come for new dentures, call 818-703-7733 today to speak with a member of our team about planning an appointment with Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh, Dr. Ali Zadeh, Dr. Sara Tanavoli or Dr. Karen Wager. Our team understands the importance of maintaining your oral health and making your treatments comfortable and keeping your recovery time to a minimum, and we look forward to seeing you soon.